Blue said, upon inspecting her belly button the other night, “My belly button, it looks like two butt cheeks.”
It was the first day of school Tuesday, and Monday, the girls came home after ten days with their dad and I had a nice surprise. (strangely, the font has changed here and I can’t seem to figure out why, nor can I fix it, SO sorry, it appears I am yelling here, but I’m not)
The surprise was that in ten days, they never brushed their hair.
So you can imagine all the knots and tangles, in fact, Blue nearly has dreadlocks.
I should invest in hair conditioner, because I used an entire bottle in two days.
At any rate, they were very excited to wear a new outfit, pack their school supplies and see their friends. Miraculously, we rarely got together with friends over the summer (I needed a break from the mom groups, especially), so now, it’s a novelty for them to be back in school.
Red came home from school that first day and shrieked, “I LOVE THIRD GRADE!” and Blue, moseyed around and said, “First grade is JUST like Kindergarten.”
There is still the damn boil order.
We use mostly bottled water but I boil water to hand wash the dishes that can’t go in the dishwasher.
They called in the EPA.
Maybe something will get fixed eh, or at least a state of emergency so they’ll give us market coupons for all the water we are buying.
A few days ago, the kids were in school and J and I were working around the house and paying bills and just, well, “getting stuff done”. We looked outside and realized it was gorgeous out so decided to pack lunch and ride our bikes down to the beach and hang out for a bit.
Crazy J, who doesn’t seem to feel the cold in the water for some reason, dove in and did some swimming. I stood at the water’s edge, my feet in, up to my ankles and my arms wrapped around my chest, showing him how cold I thought it was.
He made a motion with his hands. He mouthed some instructions from the waves, while I stood facing him, yards and yards away, on the shore.
I looked behind me. I looked to my left. I looked to my right.
And then I flashed him.
Yes, I pulled up my bikini top ever so quickly.
I think he thought I wouldn’t do it.